Posted: July 25th, 2021

Advance principles in supply chain management

PROD 1026 Advanced Principles in Supply Chain Management

Assignment 1

SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE AND LARGE ORGANISATIONS (Context: Covid19 Pandemic).

There are three parts to this coursework, 

Part 1 – ITRODUCTION

You will produce a typed professional written report in three sections.

(refer to advice in coursework submission section on style / referencing and similarity),

Identify any suitable substantial1

firm/company/organisation, currently affected by the Covid 19 

pandemic.

– A) Briefly introduce and describe the organisation (who they are and what they do2)

– B) Briefly describe how and why their business and customers have been affected by the 

pandemic.

– C) Identify Two Key suppliers in their supply chain (vital suppliers)

NOTES PT1

*1 “substantial” = well known multinational (large but not necessarily a company), 

*2 “what they do” = what they normally do pre pandemic (this may have changed),

Word count = 500 words (strictly +- 10% including contents, titles numeration and in text references).

Comments returned 25th February.

[Marks available 15%]

Part 2 – Investigation

Continue the report.

– A) Identify if and how the chosen organisation has had to change their “business model” 

because of the pandemic.

– B) Identify and describe any Government/State assistance that the business and supply chain 

have received3

(if no aid was necessary, why was this).

– C) Describe if and how the supply chain has needed to adapt for the chosen organisation.

NOTES PT2

*3 “governmental aid” = there may not be any or it may be obscure such as “UK eat out to help out scheme”. 

Word count = 1250 words (strictly +- 10% including contents, titles numeration and in text references).

Comments returned 31st March.

[Marks available 45%]

Part 3 – Conclusion and Recommendations 

(this submission will include Part 1 and 2 as a final submission (which will not be re-marked))

– A) Conclusion – Has the chosen organisation been successful in adapting to the “Pandemic”4

– B) Recommendations – With Hindsight, would you have changed the strategic choices of

your chosen organisation (and why).

NOTES PT2

*4 “successful” = this must be substantial and should not have any new information, (also it is your opinion, but you will 

need to evidence it, i.e. just answering “yes” or “no” is not an appropriate response but the answer may be negative). 

Word count = 750 words (strictly +- 10% including contents, titles numeration and in text references).

[Marks available 25% for this section, remaining marks for complete report = 20% ]

NOTE submission three will include part 1 and 2 in a completed report with inclusions and improvements made as you 

deem appropriate.

Submission will be formal technical report style.

Produce a single professional report explaining the steps and showing all your working,

The Structure of the report will follow this detailed marking scheme:

Section

Contents

Comments 

returned

Marks /100

Title 

page 

Course, work title, date (final submission)

1

Contents 

Page

List of all sections to be submitted with Part 3 only.

4

PT 1A

Introduction (structure as appropriate)

25th Feb

5

PT 1B

5

PT 1C

5

PT 2A

Main Section (structure as appropriate)

31st March

10

PT 2B

15

PT 2C

15

PT 3A

Conclusion and Recommendations 

10

PT 3B

15

References

10

Style, grammar, and spelling

5

ADVICE: PLEASE Refer to University of Greenwich Policy on original work!

You are expected to reference all your findings, do not copy or plagiarise (please seek advice if you 

are not certain on what this means there are lots of resources in the library services).

Appropriate and useful images are permitted (make sure that you have referenced the source or 

that they are your own work).

You are expected to draw on your learnings/reading within the module, and to apply the theory into 

the context of your chosen organisation.

IF UNCERTAIN WHAT TO DO GIVE ME A SHORT EMAIL THERE WILL BE SOME TIME DURING THE 

LECTURE TO DISCUSS.

NO TWO REPORTS WILL BE THE SAME

(EVEN IF YOU CHOSE THE SAME COMPANIES) if this occurs there will be severe consequences.

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